Propping Up Pretensions

Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer. Northwestern University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pages, $36.“Susan Sontag, as F. R. Leavis said of the Sitwells, belongs less to the history of literature than to that of publicity.”...

A New Look at George Orwell

George Orwell: English Rebel by Robert Colls. Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 330 pages, $34.95. This is a curious book. It is not a traditional biography. Nor is it an intellectual biography. Instead it is an attempt, through a close analysis of the body of...

Speaking Up About a Silent Revolution

Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin. Broadside Books, 2014. Hardcover, 330 pages, $26.When a friend of mine, who follows politics very carefully, but usually by reading journals and magazines, came across a...

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